Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Apples And Prosciutto

Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Prosciutto | The Olive Crush

Did you know that Brussels sprouts are a common side dish for Thanksgiving? That begs the question: How do you make Brussels sprouts into a tasty appetizer or side dish? The answer: Add apple and prosciutto of course!

Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Apples And Prosciutto
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, halved
  2. 1 Small red onion, chopped
  3. 3-4 Cloves garlic, minced
  4. 2 Small to medium-sized apples, diced
  5. 4-5 Slices of prosciutto, chopped
  6. 1 tsp chopped, fresh thyme
  7. 1 tbsp Chipotle Olive Oil
  8. 1 tbsp Garlic Olive Oil
  9. 2 tbsp Red Apple White Balsamic Vinegar
  10. Salt and Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in Chipotle Olive Oil and Garlic Olive Oil until soft and golden and avoiding to burn the garlic.
  2. Add prosciutto, apples, and thyme, and cook until prosciutto is slightly crispy and the apples are caramelized.
  3. Add the Brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Cook until tender and slightly golden, but still nice and green.
  5. Toward the end of cooking, add the Red Apple White Balsamic Vinegar and allow everything to come together and glaze over.
  6. After plating, add an extra drizzle of Chipotle Olive Oil and Garlic Olive Oil to bring out some extra flavor.
Adapted from Melanie
Adapted from Melanie
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Products Used In This Recipe

  • The flavor of fire roasted Chipotle peppers and traditional Mexican spice blend, come together to create this wonderful flavored oil. Sweet and smoky with just the right amount of heat. Chipotle Peppers are more known for their smokiness than being hot, and this oil reflects that style superbly.
     
    Tip: Use our Chipotle oil to flavor meats on the grill, in Chili, and drizzle on top of soups and stews. Great on steak fajitas, skirt steaks, salsas, and grilled chicken. Excellent as the “olive oil” part in a unique vinaigrette, try it with Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar or our Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar.

  • The traditional blend of rich roasted garlic and exquisite olive oil brought to a new level. This EVOO has the essence of fresh garlic added. It is so rich; it tastes like slow roasted garlic and is sure to please all Garlic Lovers! Garlic flavored extra virgin olive oil is an excellent all around choice for cooking.
     
    Tip: Especially flavorful with salad, vegetables, bread, pasta, seafood, chicken, and red meat. Mix with fresh herbs for dipping and wherever a clean light garlic flavor accompanying mild oil is desired.

  • Imported from Modena, Italy, this red apple balsamic has an enticing aroma and a delicate, sweet apple flavor. It is made by blending apple cider with concentrated apple must, and carefully aging the mixture until it attains maximum flavor.
     
    Tip: This balsamic adds a refreshing lift to salads, sauces, chutneys and vegetables. It is also amazing drizzled on pork, chicken and fish.

Brined Turkey with Greek Yogurt and Dill

Brined Turkey with Greek Yogurt and Dill

This Greek inspired brined turkey with greek yogurt and dill is drizzled with our California Mission Olive Oil and roasted to perfection. Sure to be a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving!

Brined Turkey with Greek Yogurt and Dill
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For the Turkey
  1. 1 gallon Water
  2. 1 cup Sea Salt
  3. 1 bunch fresh Mint
  4. 1/4 cup toasted Coriander Seeds
  5. 1 tablespoon Dried Thyme
  6. 1 bunch of Dill
  7. 2 cups Honey
  8. 10 Garlic Cloves
  9. 1 gallon Ice Water
  10. 2 cups Ouzo
  11. 1 12- to 15- pound Turkey
  12. 3 bulbs of roasted Garlic
  13. 1 Lemon (quartered)
  14. 2 cups Greek Yogurt
  15. 1/2 cup chopped Dill
  16. 1 tablespoon Coriander Seeds (toasted and then ground)
  17. Salt and Pepper to taste
  18. California Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil
FOR THE GRAVY
  1. 2 cups Chicken Stock
  2. 1/4 cup Dill
  3. 1/2 cup Turkey Drippings
  4. 2 Lemons (zested; one juiced)
  5. 8 Egg Yolks
  6. Salt and Pepper to taste
For the Turkey
  1. In a large stock pot, combine the water, sea salt, mint, coriander seeds, thyme, dill, honey and garlic cloves.
  2. Bring to a boil, and stir frequently to be sure salt is dissolved. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.
  3. When the broth mixture is cool, pour it into a clean 5 gallon bucket. Stir in the ice water and Ouzo.
  4. Place the turkey, breast down, into the brine. Make sure that the cavity gets filled. Place the bucket in the refrigerator overnight but no longer than 12 hours.
  5. Remove the turkey and carefully drain off the excess brine and pat dry. Discard excess brine.
  6. Preheat the oven to 425. Arrange an oven rack on the lower third of the oven. Place the turkey in a roasting pan on a rack. Tuck the roasted garlic cloves in the cavity of the bird along with the lemon.
  7. Mix the yogurt with the chopped dill and coriander. Season with salt and black pepper. Take your hand and loosen the skin from the breast. With a piping bag, gently distribute the yogurt mixture under the skin of the turkey, in the cavity, and on the turkey skin.
  8. Drizzle California Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the turkey and place in the oven. Cook for about 30 minutes, and then reduce the oven temperature to 325. Continue cooking until a thermometer reads 160 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part of the thigh.
  9. Let the turkey rest for 20-30 minutes before carving.
For the Gravy
  1. In a small sauce pan, add the stock, dill, turkey drippings, and lemons. Bring to a simmer and slowly whisk in the eggs. Do not boil or the eggs will scramble. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
Adapted from The Chew
Adapted from The Chew
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Products Used In This Recipe

  • Bred by early California missionaries, this first cold pressed Manzanillo is a limited production. This sweet and buttery late harvest mission oil comes to us from an award winning artisan producer in California. Mission is California’s most popular olive, producing light tasting oil known for delivering a mere hint of fruit and no spiciness.
     
    Tip: This easy to use oil will fit in almost anywhere and will be perfect with all of our balsamic or regular vinegars. If you are using dipping spices, this EVOO will let the flavors of your special blend stand out. Use Mission EVOO any time you want a light flavor. It can be used in baking as a substitute for butter or canola oil and can easily be used on toast with jams, tapenades and all bread toppers.

Sweet Cinnamon Holiday Ham

Sweet Holiday Ham

Searching for a new way to prepare an old holiday favorite? Try this Sweet Cinnamon Holiday Ham recipe with a glaze made from our delicious Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar.

Sweet Cinnamon Holiday Ham
Serves 8
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Cook Time
2 hr
Cook Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 bone-in skinless smoked ham, shank or butt end portion, 6-8 lbs.
  2. 1 cup Cinnamon-Pear Balsamic Vinegar
  3. 2 tablespoons Dijon or grainy mustard
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. Line a large roasting pan with foil.
  3. With a sharp knife, score the fat all over the ham in a diamond pattern. Place it, cut side down, in the roasting pan and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, reduce the Cinnamon-Pear Balsamic Vinegar to 1/2 cup by gently simmering in a medium saucepan, set over low heat. This process should be done slowly, taking approximately 25-30 minutes to complete. When the Balsamic has become thick and syrupy and is reduced by half, remove from heat. Whisk in the Dijon mustard.
  5. After baking for an hour, remove the ham from the oven and increase the temperature to 350ºF. Using a pastry brush, liberally apply the Cinnamon-Pear Balsamic Vinegar glaze all over the ham, paying special attention to working it into the scored portions.
  6. Covering just the shank end with a small piece of foil to prevent it from burning, return the uncovered ham to the oven and roast for approximately 35 minutes, or until the glaze has caramelized and the ham is golden brown.
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  • Our cinnamon pear balsamic is warm, sweet, and spicy with hints of ripe D’Janjou pear and cinnamon spice. The pear flavor sits quietly in the background while the cinnamon flavor dominates this delicious balsamic.
     
    Tip: Wonderful as a glaze for ham, with seared duck breast, in dressings or as a dessert sauce for ice cream. Consider topping off poached pears with this unique vinegar!

Greek Yogurt Lime Dressing

Greek Yogurt Lime Dressing

This super simple greek yogurt dressing recipe, using our Persian Lime Olive Oil, makes a great, creamy, salad dressing or sweet pasta topper. You can even try it as a chip or vegetable dip! Or fill it with fruit and eat it on its own!

Greek Yogurt Lime Dressing
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  2. 1/4 cup Persian Lime Olive Oil
  3. 1/4 cup lime juice
  4. 1/4 cup Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar
  5. Sea Salt or Smoke Sea Salt to taste
  6. Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the yogurt, Persian Lime Olive Oil, lime juice and Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar in a bowl.
  2. Salt and pepper to taste.
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  • Sweet Persian Lime and olive oil together produce an outstanding oil that exhibits a fragrant citrus character and a sweet but subtle flavor.
     
    Tip: This amazing oil will make your fish, shrimp, chicken and salads taste truly unique. Perfect for those Mexican, South American, or spicy Thai recipes.

  • Playfully tart and pleasantly sweet, our Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic has a perfectly balanced acidity and a crisp, lemon flavor and aroma. This unique balsamic can also be used in replacement of lemon juice on salads or in Greek recipes.
     
    Tip: The dazzling flavor of Sicilian Lemon is a terrific addition to any marinade, dressings, or seafood dish. In addition, add just a touch to pound cake, fruit platters, or as a sneaky surprise in lemonade, cocktails, and mixed drinks! There are plenty of tasty mixes.

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving Stuffing
Without stuffing, Thanksgiving dinner is just a turkey meal. Try this deliciously flavored stuffing using our California Mission Olive Oil and Whole Spice Chicken Stuffing Seasoning, and some unique ingredients like pumpkin and pears!

Thanksgiving Stuffing
Serves 8
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Total Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup California Mission Olive Oil
  2. 1/2 Loaf White Bread (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  3. 3 Garlic Cloves (peeled and cut in half)
  4. 3 Shallots (coarsely chopped)
  5. 1 medium Pumpkin (peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes; 5 cups)
  6. 2 Quinces or Pears (peeled; cored; cut into 1-inch cubes; 4 cups)
  7. 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  8. 2 tablespoons Whole Spice Chicken Stuffing Seasoning
  9. 1 cup Chicken Stock
  10. 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  11. 1 tablespoon Honey
  12. 2 teaspoon chopped Thyme
  13. 1 teaspoon Salt
  14. 1 tablespoon chopped Parsley
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the bread cubes and saute for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large Dutch oven or other large pot over medium heat.
  4. Add the garlic and shallots and saute until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the pumpkin, quinces/pears, cinnamon sticks, and Chicken Stuffing Seasoning and saute another 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in chicken stock, orange juice, and honey, reduce heat to low, and simmer until pumpkin is tender, about 15 minutes. Add the thyme, salt, and reserved bread cubes.
  6. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until heated through, about 15 minutes.
  7. Remove cinnamon sticks and stir in the parsley.
Adapted from Marcus Samuelsson's Thanksgiving Stuffing
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Products Used In This Recipe

  • Bred by early California missionaries, this first cold pressed Manzanillo is a limited production. This sweet and buttery late harvest mission oil comes to us from an award winning artisan producer in California. Mission is California’s most popular olive, producing light tasting oil known for delivering a mere hint of fruit and no spiciness.
     
    Tip: This easy to use oil will fit in almost anywhere and will be perfect with all of our balsamic or regular vinegars. If you are using dipping spices, this EVOO will let the flavors of your special blend stand out. Use Mission EVOO any time you want a light flavor. It can be used in baking as a substitute for butter or canola oil and can easily be used on toast with jams, tapenades and all bread toppers.

  • Ingredients: Sage, Rosemary, Oregano, thyme, Marjoram , Black Pepper, Ginger

Olive Oil Marshmallow Creme

Olive Oil Marshmallow Creme
Marshmallow creme has found its place on the Thanksgiving dinner table, so why not add a healthy version of it to your cooking list? This recipe is great to spread over sweet potatoes and yams, or to mix with or top your Jello gelatin dishes. If you have any leftovers, try it with a bit of cocoa powder to top your coffee.

Olive Oil Marshmallow Creme
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Ingredients
  1. 4 egg whites, at room temperature
  2. Pinch of salt
  3. 1/3 cup water
  4. 1/3 cup honey or light corn syrup
  5. 1 cup organic sugar
  6. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla beans
  7. 1/4 cup Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, combine water, corn syrup, and sugar and set over medium-high heat.
  2. Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature, allowing it to reach no more than 245°F.
  3. Meanwhile, in a mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites with the pinch of salt on the highest speed. It is important for the egg whites to be at room temperature in order for them to reach their maximum volume.
  4. Continue to beat until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  5. When the sugar/corn syrup mixture reaches 245°F, remove it from the heat.
  6. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly pour the sugar syrup into egg whites. Once all the syrup has been added, increase the speed to medium-high and add olive oil and the vanilla beans.
  7. Mix until cool; the bottom of the mixing bowl will be cool to the touch, this should take about 5 minutes.
  8. Store in the refrigerator.
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Herbs and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Herb and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
Add a little flavor to your Thanksgiving meal (or any dinner meal) with these herb mashed potatoes with olive oil as a healthy alternative to butter or margarine. These delicious potatoes can be served with or without gravy.

Herbs and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds russet potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  2. 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  3. 1/4 cup Arbosana Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  4. 2 teaspoons Whole Spice Herbs De Provence Seasoning
  5. 1 teaspoon minced flat-leaf parsley leaves
  6. Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the potatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Lower the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until potatoes are fork tender (about 10 minutes).
  3. Drain the potatoes, reserving 1/2 a cup of the cooking liquid. Return potatoes to the pan.
  4. Shake the pan over medium heat for about a minute to dry the potatoes then transfer to a food mill, ricer, or bowl.
  5. Add the Arbosana Extra Virgin Olive Oil and reserved cooking liquid to the saucepan, and warm over medium heat.
  6. Once warmed, remove pan from the heat.
  7. Mash the potatoes through the food mill, ricer, or by hand into the pan.
  8. Add the Whole Spice Herbs De Provence Seasoning, and parsley and stir to combine.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Notes
  1. If you're looking for a more buttery flavor, try this recipe with our Natural Butter Flavored Olive Oil instead of the mild Arbosana.
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  • This delicate Arbosana is sweet and fruity with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor notes include green almond and banana. More bitter than pungent, this mild oil is very balanced.

  • This a mixture of the herbs that flourish in the hills of southern France during the hot summer months. Used in handfuls when fresh, they can also be dried for use until the next season. Herbs De Provence is a useful addition to any dish from the Mediterranean region and is especially good in stews, with baked tomatoes or roast chicken, added to pizza toppings, or sprinkled over kabobs before broiling.
     
    Ingredients: Basil, Thyme, Savory, Rosemary, Tarragon, Lavender, Fennel.

Pizza Popcorn

pizzapopcorn
A combination of two American favorites: pizza and popcorn! Using healthy extra virgin olive oil and the Whole Spice Pizza blend, this amazing take on flavored popcorn will leave you wondering why you didn’t think of it sooner!

Pizza Popcorn
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup Hojiblanca Olive Oil (for popping)
  2. 4 tablespoons Hojiblanca Olive Oil (for topping)
  3. 6 tablespoons popcorn kernels
  4. 5 tablespoons Whole Spice Pizza Blend
  5. 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Pour the Hojiblanca Olive Oil and popcorn into a heavy, deep pot.
  2. Place over medium heat, cover and shake, moving the pot constantly. Continue cooking the popcorn until the popping slows down, about 3-4 seconds between the pops.
  3. When done, pour into a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Drizzle the Hojiblanca Olive Oil over the popcorn and shake to mix until the popcorn is coated. Sprinkle with Whole Spice Pizza Blend and Parmesan cheese. Shake bowl or mix with spoon to distribute.
Notes
  1. Make it light! Use an air popper for the kernels and cut back on the olive oil and cheese for the topping.
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  • This award winning extra virgin Hojiblanca from Andalusia, Spain has been a solid favorite at The Olive Crush since we first opened our store. A combination of bold, rich, fruity flavored oil which has sweet tones as well as a slight pepper finish. Hojiblanca olive oils are constant top place finishers in international competitions.
     
    Tip: Hojiblanca is an all-purpose salad and cooking oil with a special emphasis on topping cooked meats, fish, and vegetables.

  • Ingredients: Oregano, Basil, Chili, Sun Dried Tomatoes, garlic, onion, Rosemary, Thyme, black Pepper, Sea Salt

Pasta Pomodoro with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

pastapomodora
A tasty pasta classic using our Italian Leccino Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar. The perfect family dinner!

Pasta Pomodora
Serves 4
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb angel hair pasta
  2. 3 tablespoons 18 Year Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
  3. 1/4 cup Leccino Olive Oil
  4. 1/2 onion, chopped
  5. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 2 cups Roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
  7. 1 (10.75 ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
  8. Crushed red pepper (to taste)
  9. Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  10. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  11. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add angel hair pasta and cook for 3 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. Pour Leccino Olive Oil in a large, deep skillet over high-heat. Saute onions and garlic until lightly browned.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-high and add tomatoes, 18 Year Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and chicken broth; simmer for about 8 minutes.
  5. Stir in red pepper, black pepper, basil, and cooked pasta; tossing thoroughly with sauce.
  6. Simmer for about 5 more minutes.
  7. Serve topped with grated cheese.
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  • Our finest balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Produced in the traditional Modena style and aged at least 18 years in Oak barrels.
     
    Tip: Very diverse; thick and potent enough to be dripped onto a dish as a condiment and also balanced enough so it will pair well with one of our olive oils in a salad dressing. The acidity of our Traditional Balsamic vinegar makes it pair extremely well with our sweeter oils and with sweet foods, such as fresh fruit or even ice cream.

  • This Gold medal winning Tuscan Italy variety has unbelievably low free fatty acids of .09 and a high polyphenol count of 343. It is complex and intense. This is very durable well-made oil that will last over 30 months if stored under optimal conditions. It is estate produced. Only 2000 liters left in the world until next year.

Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Chocolate Balsamic

strawberryavocadosalad
Dark chocolate balsamic vinegar is not only great for baking, pancakes, and ice cream, try it in this amazing Strawberry & Avocado Salad. This salad is great for those in search of a way to make a lunch staple new and exciting.

Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Chocolate Balsamic
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups salad greens, coarsely torn (lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, etc. would all work)
  2. 1 cup strawberries, washed, destemmed and quartered
  3. 1 cup avocado, sliced (from 1 small)
  4. 1 tbsp mint, slivered
  5. 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  6. 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs (optional)
  7. 4 tsp Dark Chocolate balsamic vinegar
  8. 2 tsp Arbequina Olive Oil
  9. 1 tbsp raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  10. 1/16 tsp salt
  11. 2 tbsp water (or less depending on desired consistency)
Directions for Dressing
  1. Mix together Dark Chocolate balsamic vinegar, Arbequina Olive Oil, cacao powder, and salt. Thin to your desired consistency with water. The cacao powder may not dissolve very well, but that won't affect the flavor.
Directions for the Salad
  1. Plate the salad mix and top with strawberries, avocado, and mint. Add almonds and cacao nibs just prior to serving.
Notes
  1. Try this with 1 cup of blueberries for some extra sweetness!
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  • The initial flavor of this precious olive oil is buttery and a bit sweet, reminiscent of melon and apples. The aftertaste is warm and grassy. The color of the olive oil itself varies from emerald green to golden yellow, which mostly depends on the moment of harvesting.

  • This is a velvety-sweet, and very flavorful balsamic resounds with the complexity of three different chocolates. The chocolate aroma and flavor are unmistakable, and you will savor the depth of flavors that will certainly have you craving for more.
     
    Tip: This balsamic is best paired with desserts and drizzled over fruits including bananas, berries, and pineapple. It adds an elegant touch to cheese trays, especially those that include hard, intense cheeses such as Parmesan, asiago, and sharp provolone. We also like it as an exceptional “secret ingredient” in chili, darker moles, and in Central and South American dishes where a rich chocolate flavor is desired.